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New Members Unable to Join?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by gavry3, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    On the Muppet Central Discord, quite a few new people have said they have had difficulty joining. One got this message on the new member thread:
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    It even did NOT say they were the latest member joining.

    Why does this happen?
     
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  2. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I don't know why that happens either, but it happened to me, too. When I first joined, it took a while for my account to finally be confirmed. I joined on April 24th 2017, and I wasn't able to post until almost a month later.
     
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    It's entirely possible that the system takes a while to recognize a legitimate forum member from the various litany of spammers. Heck, there are some spambots that end up in the Members Online section that I have to report to get them banned. Not sure if that's clogging up the process, you'd have to ask the forum's administrator for further info regarding this issue. :wisdom:
     
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  4. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I hate spammers, they are so annoying. What's the whole point of spam, anyway? It sure doesn't make people wanna buy a product, it makes them wanna avoid it.
     
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  5. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    There are still spammers that join here?
     
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, spambots keep registering, which is why the system takes a bit so long to recognize new members as I mentioned above.
     
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  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Has anything been done about it though? Because I don't see the spammers anymore.
     
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  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well, at least the forum's system is now blocking spambots from registering, at least partially. They can still register an account, since I keep getting all new member registrations be they legit or spam, but some still get processed through which I end up going to their profile pages and reporting them as such. No clue if that's actually working and the ones I report are effectively banned. At least it's an immense improvement from a few years back when we would get avalanches of spambots registering multiple accounts in one single day.
     
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  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Well that's great.
     
  10. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    It's been a few months since one of my MC Discord friends has been waiting, so is it possible for the bot to do its job a bit quicker?
     
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  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry, but again, it's a process that takes as long as it does without any outside control. Maybe you'd have better luck contacting the forum administrator directly.
     
  12. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    So, yeah, this is getting really problematic. It's been 6 months of waiting for them (and a few others) and after messaging the admin multiple times over the course of months without reply isn't any help. Are there any solutions at this point?
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, a potential new member told me maybe a couple of months ago that he tried registering an account here but never received a confirmation email.
     
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  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Honestly, I have no solutions to offer regarding this issue. The forum records show that Chuck31 was the last member to join the forums. And I've also noticed that since the latest forum update/upgrade on November 10 2017 there have been no new member notifications, so perhaps this is something that has to be fixed within the forum coding which falls under Phillip's remit.

    Hope this helps somewhat. :confused:
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that, but considering other new members have tried joining since then makes me wonder if Chuk31 was really the last member to join, or the last member whose account was verified. Either way, I know we were having really bad problems with spammers in the past (coincidently, not so much anymore) - wonder if this was a measure Phil took to curb the volume of spammers registering accounts on the forum?
     
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm really glad to have just come back under my then-currently bigjeffy account instead of making another.
     
  17. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Hey! It seems as if the problem was fixed?
     
  18. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I joined in November and my account was finally confirmed a few days ago. But it seemed that other members' accounts were confirmed as well, some of which joined over the summer!
     
  19. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    So how often would people get ''accepted''? There are always tons of people trying to join.
     


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